Malaysia

  • Minister: Govt to set up trust fund to ensure fishermen’s wellbeing

    8 hours ago

    Minister: Govt to set up trust fund to ensure fishermen’s wellbeing

    ALOR SETAR, Feb 21 ― The government will set up the Fishermen Trust Fund as an initiative to ensure the wellbeing of the fishermen who are no longer able to go to the sea due to...

  • Syed Saddiq: Nicol deserves to receive more than a pension

    8 hours ago

    Syed Saddiq: Nicol deserves to receive more than a pension

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 ― Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has insisted that former world squash champion Datuk Nicol David deserves to receive more than...

  • Minister: Putrajaya owns RTM, Bernama but they’re free to report

    9 hours ago

    Minister: Putrajaya owns RTM, Bernama but they’re free to report

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 ― Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo insisted today that state agencies, RTM and Bernama, are free to choose their editorial direction...

  • Taiping home orders man caught beating child resident to go on leave

    10 hours ago

    Taiping home orders man caught beating child resident to go on leave

    TAIPING, Feb 21 ― A man captured on video beating a 12-year-old resident of a children’s home here has been put on garden leave pending its committee’s extraordinary general...

  • Najib shares alleged news coverage guidelines in Opposition states

    9 hours ago

    Najib shares alleged news coverage guidelines in Opposition states

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak alleged today that official guidelines for news coverage in Opposition states only allowed federal government officers to be...

  • Grab comes in second among world’s 50 most innovative companies

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    Grab comes in second among world’s 50 most innovative companies

    SINGAPORE, Feb 21 — Ride-hailing giant Grab has taken the second spot among the world’s 50 most innovative companies this year in a list published by Fast Company, an...

  • Taiping children’s home veep denies claims of sexual abuse under its roof

    10 hours ago

    Taiping children’s home veep denies claims of sexual abuse under its roof

    TAIPING, Feb 21 ― The management of a children’s home here today rejected a poison pen letter claiming sexual abuses of the residents sheltered within. Rumah Kanak-Kanak...

  • EC chairman: There’s need for cap on political funding for polls, donors to register

    10 hours ago

    EC chairman: There’s need for cap on political funding for polls, donors to register

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 ― Election Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun wants better governance on political financing during polls, suggesting that a cap be introduced on...

  • Australian corporate regulator under scrutiny for past Goldman job and 1MDB

    11 hours ago

    Australian corporate regulator under scrutiny for past Goldman job and 1MDB

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — The global spotlight on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal continues to spread and the latest person to be caught in the circle is...

  • AG says business as usual in courts after PM green lights RCI into judicial misconduct

    10 hours ago

    AG says business as usual in courts after PM green lights RCI into judicial misconduct

    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 — All court cases will proceed as scheduled and be decided by the courts as usual despite the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI)...

  • All eyes on young candidates in Semenyih polls

    9 hours ago

    All eyes on young candidates in Semenyih polls

    SEMENYIH, Feb 21 ― The people of Semenyih, especially youths, are clearly excited with the emergence of a new trend by political parties in fielding young candidates. The...

  • China ECRL negotiation team to visit Malaysia this month, says Daim

    12 hours ago

    China ECRL negotiation team to visit Malaysia this month, says Daim

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — A negotiation team of the China government is expected to visit Malaysia shortly for further discussion on Malaysia’s derailed East Coast Rail Link...

  • Shafee gets nod in bid to have passport temporarily returned

    11 hours ago

    Shafee gets nod in bid to have passport temporarily returned

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — The High Court here today allowed an application by prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is charged with money laundering and making incorrect...

  • 9 hours ago

    China to maintain good relations with Malaysia, says its Vice Minister Jiang

    BEIJING, Feb 21 ― China, the world’s most populous country, has given the assurance that it will maintain its good relations with Malaysia and enhance the diplomatic relations...

  • To improve democracy, election reform panel moots govt funding for political parties

    12 hours ago

    To improve democracy, election reform panel moots govt funding for political parties

    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 — The Election Reforms Committee (ERC) will recommend to the government to allocate funds to political parties. Its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman...

  • Discontent within Pakatan against Dr M? We’re closer than ever, says youth minister

    10 hours ago

    Discontent within Pakatan against Dr M? We’re closer than ever, says youth minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today rubbished the possibility of Pakatan Harapan members moving a vote of no-confidence against...

  • X-ray showed Adib with collapsed lung, four fractured ribs, doctor tells inquest

    11 hours ago

    X-ray showed Adib with collapsed lung, four fractured ribs, doctor tells inquest

    SHAH ALAM, Feb 21 — Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was semi-conscious and showed signs of pneumothorax, which is a collapsed lung, when he was wheeled into the Subang Jaya Medical...

  • 9 hours ago

    SPAN conducts raid at construction site over illegal water supply connection

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — The National Water Service Commission (SPAN) conducted a raid at a construction site of a 15-storey apartment in Mont Kiara today for allegedly making...

  • Pakatan on the defensive in Semenyih

    10 hours ago

    Pakatan on the defensive in Semenyih

    SEMENYIH, Feb 21 — The sixth day of campaigning for the Semenyih state seat by-election saw the four candidates meeting voters around the nearly 200km area day and night to...

  • Dr M: No-confidence vote will let PAS prove its support for me

    15 hours ago

    Dr M: No-confidence vote will let PAS prove its support for me

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said a rumoured motion of no-confidence against him will allow Opposition party PAS to demonstrate its claim to back him as prime...

  • Ex-Umno men granted appeal against dismissal to challenge party’s legality

    11 hours ago

    Ex-Umno men granted appeal against dismissal to challenge party’s legality

    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 — Sixteen former Umno were today granted leave to appeal to the Federal Court against the High Court and Court of Appeal's dismissal of their bid for...

  • 11 hours ago

    KTM locomotive fire causes schedule delay in Johor

    JOHOR BARU, Feb 21 — A Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) locomotive pulling a passenger train on the Tampin-JB Sentral route burst into flames at Stesen Keretapi Renggam, near...

  • Defence ministry official raises two questionable land plot swaps during BN rule

    12 hours ago

    Defence ministry official raises two questionable land plot swaps during BN rule

    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 — Alleging political meddling during Barisan Nasional (BN) rule, Defence Ministry special officer Mohd Nasaie Ismail today filed an official complaint with the...

  • Ahmad Zahid granted permission to transfer case to High Court

    12 hours ago

    Ahmad Zahid granted permission to transfer case to High Court

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s case, comprising 47 charges involving millions of ringgit belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi, will be tried in...

  • Kit Siang: Is lying ‘Shariah-compliant’?

    12 hours ago

    Kit Siang: Is lying ‘Shariah-compliant’?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang pointedly asked today if spreading lies and fabrications were consistent with Islam’s Shariah or way of life. In a...

  • Dr M should stay for full term, says PPBM veep

    13 hours ago

    Dr M should stay for full term, says PPBM veep

    PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) vice-president Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir should complete his full term in...

  • PAS man accuses Anwar and Guan Eng of plot, then demands they prove otherwise

    13 hours ago

    PAS man accuses Anwar and Guan Eng of plot, then demands they prove otherwise

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — A PAS lawmaker insisted today Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Lim Guan Eng are conspiring to oust the prime minister but provided no evidence, instead...

  • DAP’s Bangi MP says Kampar colleague’s MACC report is own initiative

    13 hours ago

    DAP’s Bangi MP says Kampar colleague’s MACC report is own initiative

    IPOH, Feb 21 — DAP’s Ong Kian Ming said the party did not endorse Kampar MP Thomas Su’s report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over Perak’s award of...

  • Former protege says former Johor DAP chief damaging party

    13 hours ago

    Former protege says former Johor DAP chief damaging party

    JOHOR BARU, Feb 21 — A former protege of DAP’s Dr Boo Cheng Hau today hit out at his recent statement calling for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation. Johor...

  • Deputy public prosecutor: Arrest warrant issued for Paul Stadlen, case linked to Najib’s lawyer

    14 hours ago

    Deputy public prosecutor: Arrest warrant issued for Paul Stadlen, case linked to Najib’s lawyer

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — An arrest warrant has been issued for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s former media adviser Paul Geoffrey Stadlen to face money-laundering charges in Malaysia....